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Funding Opportunities

The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion offers a variety of funding opportunities to assist organizations working to reduce the burden of chronic disease in SD throughout the year. In addition our partners also offer opportunities for funding. This page is designed to provide easy access to funding opportunity announcements.

Funding Opportunities Currently Open for Applications

Good & Healthy Community Grant

Grant Release: March 6, 2019
Submission Deadline:
 April 10, 2019 by 5 pm CT
Project Period: June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2021
Anticipated Award Amount: $5,000 minimum; $120,000 maximum

The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (OCDPHP) within the SD Department of Health (SD DOH) is committed to helping communities in South Dakota implement evidence-based chronic disease prevention and health promotion strategies to improve where they live, work, learn and play. The Good & Healthy Community Grant is designed to support local community and organization-based efforts, foster collaboration among organizations, and support the mission of the SD DOH, which is to promote, protect and improve the health of every South Dakotan.

A community health needs assessment (CHNA) is required of all applicants. Please reference the Grant Guidance document below for detailed information on CHNA and other application requirements.

Grant Application Documents:
Good & Healthy Community Grant Guidance
Good & Healthy Community Grant Catalyst Walk-through
Good & Healthy Community Grant Budget Worksheet – Year 1

WorkWell Grant

The South Dakota Department of Health is excited to release the 2019-2020 WorkWell Grant. All South Dakota businesses are eligible to apply! This is an opportunity for your worksite to send a positive, supportive message and promote healthy lifestyles by preventing, reducing, and managing chronic disease through worksite environment and policy change.

Grant Funds Awarded: Up to $2,000 per worksite
Grant Release: February 21, 2019  PDF | Word
Grant Submission Deadline: On or before March 19, 2019 by 5:00 pm CT
Grant Selection: April 2019
Grant Year Period: June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020

Criteria: A menu of nutrition, physical activity, tobacco-cessation, heart disease and stroke, and cancer prevention interventions are listed in the application.

  • Healthier Foods and Beverages at Meetings and Presentations
  • Healthier Vending & Snack Bars
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Workplace Physical Activity
  • Tobacco-Free Business
  • Worksite Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Worksite UV Protection
  • Cancer Screenings

Funding must be used to implement one or more interventions from this menu. Eligible projects will be awarded up to $2,000. Worksites starting a wellness program or expanding a current program are eligible to apply.

Primary Contact: Enid Weiss
Primary Contact Email:

Implementing Interventions to Improve the Health of South Dakotans through Prevention and Management of Heart Disease

Grant Objectives: This funding opportunity exists due to a collaborative agreement between SD Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Activities must align with at least one of the following objectives:

  1. Strategy B.2 – Implement or expand the use of PopHealth, a population health data analysis tool
  2. Strategy B.2 – Implement policy and procedures around evidence-based quality measurement
  3. Strategy B.3 – Implement or improve upon an aspect of team-based care
  4. Strategy B.6 – Implement or improve upon a self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring program

Up to 8 awards will be given. Applications should demonstrate a systems level change approach that impacts the permanent culture around heart disease and stroke prevention at the organizational level. Interventions funded by this grant must be targeted towards South Dakota residents and/or tribal communities only.

RFA Release: February 13, 2019
RFA Due Date: April 12, 2019
Selection: week of May 6, 2019 (tentative)
Project Period: June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020
Anticipated Award Amount: $5,000 per objective (up to $20,000 per facility)

Primary Contact: Rachel Sehr, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Coordinator
Primary Contact Email:

Partner Funding Opportunities